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Jul 23, 2019
Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new lawThe Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at both the central and state levels.
Mar 25, 2018
Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyalu writes to CIC, raises red flag over complaints related to political partiesInformation Commissioner Sridhar Acharyalu has questioned the manner in which the Chief Information Commissioner RK Mathur dissolved and reconstituted a bench hearing complaints against political parties, saying the move erodes the independence of individual information commissioners
Oct 03, 2017
Govt should set up authority to 'compel' ministries to put info on websites, says Wajahat HabibullahThe government should set up an authority to "compel" ministries to disclose information on their websites and reduce the burden of RTI applications, India's first chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah has said.
Sep 17, 2017
CBI not exempt from disclosing information under RTI Act: Delhi HCThe CBI cannot claim absolute exemption from disclosing information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violations held by it under the RTI Act
May 21, 2017
Cardiac stents row: ESIC told to reveal patients referred to private hospitals after RTI applicant alleges corruptionTaking a serious view of private hospitals "fleecing" patients for cardiac stents, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESCI) to disclose the number of patients referred by it to private hospitals for the implants and the prices paid to those hospitals.
Apr 25, 2017
CIC tells Indian Air Force to divulge financial details of employees-funded ventures, comply with RTI ActSanjeev Sharma, a former wing commander at the Indian Air Force Sharma raised serious questions about the financial integrity of the non-public funds managed by the Indian Air force via a whopping 6,443 RTI applications
Apr 04, 2017
New draft RTI proposal endangers life of applicants: Blanket rule will affect transparent functioning of govtThe Centre has proposed amends ending the Right to Information (RTI) rules to ensure that appeals before the Central Information Commission would abate in the event the appellant would die during the pendency of such a proceeding.
Jan 12, 2017
Modi's degrees are not what got him elected, but concealing them may raise doubts about his integrityThe question should not be whether or not Modi has the educational degrees he claims. It should be whether or not he is a good administrator, and does his ideology fancy voters to show their approval
Oct 18, 2016
Mumbai RTI activist murder: CIC directs authorities to declassify information sought by Bhupendra ViraChief Information Commissioner of Maharashtra Ratnakar Gaikwad on Monday asked authorities to ensure a thorough probe into the murder of RTI activist Bhupendra Vira and make public the information sought by him.
Jun 21, 2016
All state cabinet decisions to come under RTI, rules Kerala information panelKerala Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Vinson M. Paul ruled that all state cabinet decisions will come under the purview of RTI.